Archive for October, 2007

New Nissan GT-R

October 26th, 2007 No comments

Nissan released its much-anticipated GT-R sports car on Wednesday. The supercar has a 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine capable of up to 480 horsepower. It can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of about 193 mph.

For the GT-R, Nissan incorporated a new type of transaxle four-wheel drive system in which it placed the dual-clutch transmission and transfer case at the back of the car instead of up front. The design has enabled a better weight distribution throughout the car that will result in a better ride, according to Nissan.

The Nissan GT-R also has three different modes for its dual clutch six-speed transmission: normal, snow and “R,” a racing mode that allows the driver to shift quickly at high speeds. Priced at about 7.8 million yen ($68,000), the car is expected to be available in December 2007 in Japan and June 2009 in the U.S.

Credit: Nissan Motor

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October 17th, 2007 No comments

Although the car is being driven daily we have had to work on it a little. We just replaced the thermostat and hose this past weekend and are now looking into why the electric fan is not working. It seems to be overheating but there is no evidence we can see why.

May be the sensor going or gone. We’re going to flush the system and then run distilled water, flush again and then fill with the proper amount of distilled water and coolant.

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Tune up

October 3rd, 2007 No comments

We spent Saturday afternoon going over a few things on the car. We changed the oil, spark plugs and checked/adjusted timing. We also fixed the back brake light housing on one side that was cracked. While replacing the oil I noticed a connector on the housing of the trans that was broken off. I think this is why our reverse light’s do not work.

Sunday afternoon the car started over-heating on the way to lunch. Got it home but haven’t taken a look at it. We bought a new low temp thermostat and are going to work to get it installed before it is driven again.

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